[Editor’s Note: This is an old article but it raises applicable principles of education. Education is discipleship. An educational model that is devoid of life experience, whether it’s wilderness oriented or something else, is a more than truncated, it’s debilitating. ]
Government plans to introduce national tests for seven-year-olds shows just how far our exam obsession has come. Our kids now face constant assessment as politicians attempt to measure the success of schools. Children have become tiny cogs in a box-ticking government machine. Education has lost its way.
This matters to me a great deal, especially since becoming a father to Ludo, five, and Iona, four. I don’t want my children to feel the same sense of failure I did growing up because they’re not good at passing tests. Let’s be honest, some people are better suited to exams than others in the same way that some of us are more sporty or arty.
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